High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results so bad kidneys?

Most of time. Generally high BUN and creatinine go hand in hand in bad kidneys(chronic kidney disease)., and bun/creat ratio is 10-15 to 1 , however if ratio >20 may indicate superimposed second cause like dehydration or bleeding in gut.

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Bun/creatinine ratio is very high in kidney infections?

Generally no. An elevated bun/creatinine ratio (>20) is usually suggestive of "dehydration" and improves with increased fluids. Unless the patient with a kidney infection is also fluid depleted (due to vomiting or diminished fluid intake), the bun/creatinine is not excessively elevated in this setting. Read more...

Get weekly CBC & CMP to monitor kidneys as I'm on a lot of meds. BUN/Creatinine Ratio has been elevated and was 30:1 last week. Should I be concerned?

Depends. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been more useful to know the actual values than just the ratio. Drink plenty of water before you repeat the test next week. Read more...

My BUN level is 3 and my BUN/CREATININE RATIO is 4 and I only have 1 kidney is this good or not good?

Sounds okay. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Take care of that kidney. If your physician isn't worried, you shouldn't be either. Read more...

I'm a 61 yr old female with creatinine levels 1.09, 1.11, 1.13. My bun/creatinine ratio is 10. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

Here are some ... The numbers of creatinine and BUN alone indicate you've adequate function of kidney. But it's still wise to correlate the numbers with history and prior test values if available. Meanwhile, it's good idea to chat with your doc for better clinical pertinence. While online chat is easy and may be fun, it may bring more confusion and anxiety to the inquirers due to lacking sufficient knowledge &... Read more...

BUN = 24. Creatinine = 0.59. BUN/Creatinine Ratio = 40.7. Potassium = 5.4. Doc said I'm ok, but are my kidneys okay? I had MRIs w/ dye 3 days earlier

Hydration. The ratio of BUN to creatinine suggests that you were not properly hydrated when the blood was taken for the test. As and when you repeat the test, make sure you drink enough water before the test, even if you have to be fasting for the test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

My micoalbumin is 555 but my Bun/Creatinine ratio is normal and my Serum Albumin is normal. I am diabetic. What does 555 mean? Is it kidney failure?

Diabetic nephropathy. B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss. Read more...